Area News

Car burns up on I-65 southbound shoulder

A red passenger car caught completely on fire before first responders could reach the scene on U.S. Interstate 65 this past Friday morning around 10:30 a.m. Since the car was stopped on the outside shoulder of the southbound lane, nearby grass caught fire and upwardly burned the embankment slope. No one was injured. (Bruce Branum…

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Georgiana has a pharmacy again

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Pharm-a-care, of Georgiana, opened its doors to the public this past Thursday, Jan. 16. It was a well-received event as customers came in a steady stream throughout the day. Taylor Benton, PharmD, Pharm-a-care pharmacist manager for their locations in Georgiana, Evergreen, Andalusia, and Florala locations, stated he was…

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Suspicious package causes courthouse closure

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A suspicious package found outside of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at the Butler County Courthouse early in the morning, Tuesday, Jan. 14, led Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond to close the courthouse and the surrounding roads leading to the courthouse. Bond said the package was placed at…

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Storm sweeps through county

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A significant storm swept through Butler County Saturday afternoon with high winds and lashing rains. The storm kept first responders, city and county and power company crews busy threw the afternoon, night, and into Sunday. E911 was inundated with calls and radio traffic was non-stop for several hours…

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Chamber accepting nominations for 2020 Business and Individual awards

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce (GACOC) is currently accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Excellence, which recognize and honor businesses and individuals for their contributions to the community. The awards will be presented at the eleventh annual Chamber Member & Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 5…

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Voting House locations and changes

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County Probate Judge Steve Norman recently stated he wants the voters and poll workers in Greenville to be aware of a recent change in the voting location for what was formerly the New Greenville Police Depart at 215 Administrative Drive, Greenville, AL 36037. The voting location has…

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Pike Piddlers tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, January 24 and 25. The 14th annual storytelling festival will open with supper and stories on Friday night at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge and continue with three storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University in…

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22 traffic deaths over holidays

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Troopers investigated 22 traffic deaths during the 2019 Christmas-New Year’s Holiday travel period from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, to midnight Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. In a press release they stated, “Although there were four zero-traffic fatality days – including Christmas…

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Library hosts Kennedys for talk

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville-Butler County Public Library will host Peggy Wallace Kennedy and Justice H. Mark Kennedy on Monday, Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. It will be an after-hours event and light refreshments will be served. Wallace Kennedy is the daughter of former Governors George…

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RV burns up in Marvin’s parking lot

An Allegro RV caught fire in the parking lot of Marvin’s hardware and lumber supply on Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. Greenville Police and Fire Department (GFD) personnel were quickly dispatched to secure the area and put out the fire. Two fire engines from the GFD attended the scene and worked diligently to make sure…

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